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Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Pat Works, D-1813, made his first jump in Texas. The internationally renowned skydiving teacher, author and competitor—he was a recipient of the USPA Gold Medal for Meritorious Service and inductee to the International Skydiving Hall of Fame—passed away in 2016. For his final skydive, he returned to Texas.
In November, Pat’s wife, Jan, contacted the organizers of the Texas Skydiving Family Reunion in Austin about the possibility of releasing her husband’s ashes during the event. They agreed, and longtime Texas skydiver Jeff McVey received the honor of releasing Pat’s ashes during a small formation skydive at nearby Skydive Spaceland–San Marcos in Fentress.
On November 23, eight skydivers—David Bowen, Cliff Davis, Doug Feick, Weldon Herche, McVey, George Nisson, Steve Van Buren and Tracy-Paul Warrington—took to the skies and released Work’s ashes. James Akins shot stills and video of the jump. It was a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man.
Scott Latinis | D-10514
Author: Scott Latinis
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: January 2020
On October 23, Advanced Aerospace Designs issued reminders of approaching deadlines for compliance with its last two service bulletins.
PIA released Service Bulletin PSB-10092020 affecting after-market tandem main risers constructed with obsolete RW2 rings. All sport tandem main risers produced with RW2 rings, or equivalent sized rings, are affected regardless of the hardware manufacturer, the date of manufacture, the material type or the forging process used. This PSB does not affect "solo" main risers that use RW2 rings. Compliance is MANDATORY – REPLACE BEFORE THE NEXT JUMP.
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC (UPT) parachutes. This AD results from reserve pin covers (RPCs) catching on the parachute container flaps and preventing the reserve parachute from deploying. This AD requires modifying the RPC before the next parachute jump and replacing the RPC at the next reserve parachute packing. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to giving gifts of experiences instead of material things.
Strong Enterprises issued Service Bulletin #35 mandating inspection of the 3-ring attachment on tandem drogues manufactured between June 22, 2020, and February 2, 2021 whose last three digits of the serial numbers between 625 and 714. Status is MANDATORY. Compliance is IMMEDIATE – before the next jump.
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